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World shares gain on back of Wall Street rally as war shock to markets fades
October 17, 2023, 7:57 AM
World shares advanced Tuesday after U.S. stocks rallied as investors unwound some of last week’s moves driven by worries about war in the Middle East.
Oil prices slipped…
Oscar-winner Yeoh voted onto International Olympic Committee
October 17, 2023, 8:10 AM
Malaysia's Oscar-winning actor Michelle Yeoh was voted onto the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday.
The first Asian woman to win an Academy Award -- when she scooped best…
Police shoot dead suspected extremist accused of killing 2 Swedish soccer fans on a Brussels street
October 17, 2023, 7:28 AM
Police in Belgium on Tuesday shot dead a suspected Tunisian extremist accused of killing two Swedish soccer fans in a brazen shooting on a Brussels street before disappearing…
Japan to give $10 million in emergency aid to Gaza Strip civilians
October 17, 2023, 7:32 AM
Japan will provide $10 million in emergency aid for civilians in the Gaza Strip, Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa said on Tuesday.
Japan is the current president of the…
Putin arrives in Beijing to attend Belt and Road forum
October 17, 2023, 4:04 AM
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Beijing on Tuesday to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on a widely watched trip aimed at showcasing the trust and &quot;no-limits&quot;…
Eddie Jones ready to take more hits, saying he's committed to staying as Australian rugby coach
October 17, 2023, 3:05 AM
Eddie Jones knows the hits will keep coming if he's retained as head coach following Australia's worst ever performance at the Rugby World Cup.
He may even give himself…
Ibaraki ranked ‘least attractive’ among Japan’s 47 prefectures in survey
October 17, 2023, 7:35 AM
The results of an annual online survey ranking Japan’s &quot;attractive prefectures” has named Ibaraki as the “least attractive,” coming in at number 47.
The survey conducted by Brand…
Biden to visit Israel on Wednesday; Iran issues warning
October 17, 2023, 4:04 AM
U.S. President Joe Biden will visit Israel on Wednesday for talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and make clear Israel has the right to defend itself, Secretary…
Trump pledges to expel immigrants who support Hamas, deny entry to 'communists, Marxists, fascists'
October 17, 2023, 4:04 AM
Donald Trump promised on Monday that if elected president again he will bar immigrants who support Hamas from entering the U.S. and send officers to pro-Hamas protests to…
Kishida sends offering to Yasukuni shrine for autumn festival; 2 ministers visit
October 17, 2023, 7:32 AM
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida sent a ritual offering Tuesday for the autumn festival at Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine, seen by some of Japan's Asian neighbors as a symbol of…
Police seek public help over unsolved murder of 7-year-old girl in 2007
October 17, 2023, 7:35 AM
Police in Kakogawa, Hyogo Prefecture, have appealed to the public for help in solving the murder of a seven-year-old girl in 2007.
Police, the victim’s relatives and about…
Protest near Israeli embassy
October 16, 2023, 9:01 PM
People hold a rally to protest against Israel's attack on Gaza near the Israeli embassy in Tokyo on Monday night.
Miniature 'Star Wars' X-wing gets over $3 million at auction of Hollywood model-maker's collection
October 16, 2023, 9:35 PM
A miniature X-wing Starfighter used in a “Star Wars” film sold for over $3 million during an auction over the weekend of items both collected and created by…
European leaders urge Serbia-Kosovo dialogue at Balkan summit
October 16, 2023, 9:41 PM
European leaders urged dialogue between Kosovo and Serbia after a recent spike in tensions, as they gathered at a regional Balkan summit on Monday in the Albanian capital…
Trump given partial gag order in election conspiracy trial
October 17, 2023, 3:08 AM
The federal judge set to preside over Donald Trump's trial for conspiring to overturn the 2020 U.S. election imposed a partial gag order on the former president on…
Biden campaign launches account on Trump's Truth Social, saying 'converts welcome'
October 16, 2023, 9:41 PM
President Joe Biden 's 2024 campaign launched an account on Donald Trump 's Truth Social on Monday, attempting to poke online fun at the Republican candidate he may…
Belgium raises terror alert after 2 Swedes are fatally shot in Brussels
October 16, 2023, 10:55 PM
A gunman fatally shot two Swedes in Brussels late Monday, prompting authorities to halt a Sweden-Belgium soccer match and leaving over 35,000 soccer fans holed up in the…
F1's Las Vegas Grand Prix shaping up to be both a spectacle and an expensive headache
October 16, 2023, 9:39 PM
It was a pretty typical weekend in Las Vegas, with Adele performing at Caesars Palace, U2 at the newly opened largest spherical structure in the world, NASCAR in…
Venezuelan gov't, opposition to restart talks; U.S. could ease sanctions
October 16, 2023, 9:41 PM
Venezuela's government and opposition will return to political negotiations this week after nearly a year, the two sides said on Monday, while sources said the United States has…
Zampa pain gain as Australia clinch victory at storm-hit World Cup
October 16, 2023, 10:15 PM
Leg-spinner Adam Zampa played through pain to return figures of 4-47 and help Australia down Sri Lanka by five wickets for their first win at the 2023 Cricket…
LinkedIn cuts more than 600 workers; about 3% of workforce
October 16, 2023, 9:36 PM
LinkedIn said Monday it is laying off hundreds of employees amounting to about 3% of the social media company's workforce.
The Microsoft-owned career network is cutting about 668…
England slams Farrell critics and semifinal underdog status
October 16, 2023, 9:45 PM
Booing by England supporters greeted the name of captain Owen Farrell when the team was announced before their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in Marseille on Sunday.
Farrell is…
Japan criticizes Russian ban on its seafood over release of treated radioactive water
October 17, 2023, 7:36 AM
Japan on Monday criticized Russia's announcement that it's joining China in banning the imports of Japanese seafood in response to the release of treated radioactive wastewater from the…
Olympic committee president Thomas Bach says term limits at IOC 'are necessary'
October 16, 2023, 9:38 PM
One day after some Olympic officials urged him to scrap term limits and stay for four more years, IOC president Thomas Bach said Monday they “are necessary.” The…
Unification Church slams Japan's dissolution request as threat to religious freedom
October 16, 2023, 9:34 PM
The Japanese branch of the Unification Church on Monday criticized the Japanese government's request for a court order to dissolve the group, saying it's based on groundless accusations…
Ford Executive Chair calls on autoworkers to end strike; says company's future is at stake
October 16, 2023, 9:37 PM
Ford Motor Co Executive Chairman Bill Ford on Monday called on autoworkers to come together to end a monthlong strike that he says could cost the company the…
France player who laughed during minute's silence for war victims apologizes for 'nervous laugh'
October 16, 2023, 9:38 PM
France defender Jean-Clair Todibo apologized Monday after he was filmed laughing during a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the war between Israel and Hamas and…
Trump sues ex-British spy over dossier containing 'shocking and scandalous claims'
October 17, 2023, 3:08 AM
A lawyer for Donald Trump told a London judge Monday the ex-president plans to prove that “shocking and scandalous claims” about him in a largely discredited report by…
IOC puts boxing 'on hold' for 2028 LA Games
October 16, 2023, 9:38 PM
Boxing faces an uncertain long-term future as an Olympic sport after its place at the 2028 Los Angeles Games was confirmed as being &quot;on hold&quot; Monday by the…
Russia's assault on key eastern Ukraine city reported to be weakening
October 17, 2023, 3:21 AM
A dayslong attempt by Russian forces to storm a strategically important city in eastern Ukraine appears to be running out of steam, Kyiv officials said Monday, as the…

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